Wednesday, 30 October 2013
The Deputy Governor of Akwa-Ibom state, Valerie Ebe is bereaved. She lost her lovely mother, Madam Patricia Paul Bassey Okon on early hours of Wednesday October 30, 2013. Ebe announced the death of her mum on her Facebook page on Wednesday morning.
Barely few days after the report of the death of Nollywood DOP, Ray, yet another tragedy has struck the movie sector, as insider sources disclosed that fast rising actress from the Yoruba sector of Nollywood, Janet Atayero Oluseye, has died. 32-year-old Janet, who got married just a year ago, to Olalekan Oluseye, died on Wednesday October 23, 2013.
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State today presented a budget of N489.69 billion to the State House of Assembly for approval for the 2014 fiscal year, PM News reports. The budget shows a drop by N10billion of what was budgeted in 2013, which was N499.604 billion. This is the first time the Lagos State Government recorded a drop in its budget in 14 years since the democratic dispensation in 1999.
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Hollywood star actress, Sharon Stone, has been honoured by Nobel Prize winners for her commitment to the fight against HIV and AIDS. The actress was in Warsaw, Poland this week for the 13th World Summit of Nobel Peace laureates, where she was bestowed with Peace Summit Award.
Nigerian popular music producer OJB, who traveled to India for kidney treatment had a successful surgery and has been discharged. The ace music producer sent out a release thanking everyone and said he will be home soon.
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Tuesday, 29 October 2013
The Director General, National Space Research and Development Agency, Dr. Seidu Mohammed, claims that on Sunday Nigerians will witness a partial or even total solar eclipse.
Pop star and half brother of Psquare, Peter Okoye and his babymama, Lola Omotayo are gearing up preparations to ensure that they wedding ceremony, billed to hold on November 17 will be one of the best in entertainment industry. In this effect, they have gradually rolled out plans for the day.
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On Monday October 28, Ikeja High Court sentenced a 27-year-old lady, Chiamaka Nnajiofor, to 10 years imprisonment for her action in the death of her house help, Miss Oliver Arakwe
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In Abeokute yesterday an armed robbery king-pin, Adegoke a physically challenged person confessed that he had killed no fewer than 27 policemen as well as vigilance group members and other civilians in the past two years. Adegoke also admitted that his gang killed the late Coordinator of the Vehicle Inspection Officer (VIO) in the South-West, Chief Yomi Bamgbose.
Monday, 28 October 2013
A man identified as Lanre, who was a Personal Assistant (PA) to veteran actor, Mr Latin for 8years has allegedly ended his life by jumping into a river in United States. Lanre, started living in US when he traveled with Mr Latin for a visit and decided to stay back. He first lived in Minnesota before moving to Texas, where he made money and started living exotic life.
Anti-gay countries of Anglican Church have warned that unless the American and European communion of the church that favours homosexuality renounce such doctrine, the Anglican Communion may likely disintegrate globally. Different communion of the Anglican church may separate if they insist on imposing homosexuality on the church.
Around 4:25 am this morning (0825 GMT), police not only arrested pop music star Chris Brown and his bodyguard, but also charged them with felony assault after a violent altercation outside a downtown Washington hotel. The Pop star along with his bodyguard, got into an altercation with a third man, and the incident became violent.
With recent changes in Vietnamese law, Nigerian Ejiogu Benjamin Ikechukwu who committed a hard drug offense and has been on the waiting list of Vietnamese execution would be one of those who will fall prey to the new law of silencing drug dealers through lethal injection. The use of lethal injection to kill criminals only came to effect last August when the first victim was killed through the process.
Sources revealed that on Sunday October 27, Nigerian delegation in Israel shunned the prayer of Ayo Oritsejafor the CAN president, as he focused a part of his prayer begging God to help the embattled Aviation Minister, Ms Stella Oduah.
Sunday, 27 October 2013
Insider sources have disclosed that top actress Adorah Ukoh’s marriage with her husband Marvis suffered serious crisis few days ago. According to the information gathered, on Friday October 25, 2013 the actress who lives on Simisola Street, Olufemi, Surulere, had a heated argument with her hubby who allegedly threw her out forcefully.
Nigeria’s young pop star, Ayo Balogun popularly known as Wizkid, has released the music video for the song entitled ‘Jaiye Jaiye’ featuring Femi Kuti, son of Afrobeats pioneer, Fela Kuti. The video featured scenes from Wizkids’ and Femi Kuti’s performance at the just concluded Felabration event. Singer, K-Switch and ‘Samba’ beat maker, Sarz also made appearances in the 4:11 minute video directed by Sesan. Wizkid, released the brand new video under his label, Starboy Entertainment, alongside Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment.
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A group of Nollywood actors led by veteran actor Emeka Ike stormed Abuja on Saturday October 26, to seek support and blessings of the chairman of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Alh. Bamanga Tukur, to ensure that their plans to carryout a nationwide rally, over the crises in education sector, general insecurity, overheating of the political system and other issues will be successful.
Nollywood is bereaved again, as one of its actor, Ray Daniels Okeugo, demised on Friday, October 25 after brief illness. Late Okeugo, who was a well known actor with movies, soap operas to his credit, went behind the camera and became a director of photography in 2007.
A youth group under the aegis of Igbo Progressive Union stormed the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu on Saturday morning to protest against calls for the removal of Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah. They said youths especially in the South East are prepared to do everything possible to protect Mrs Oduah.
Saturday, 26 October 2013
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr announced their divorce this week, but few days after they were found together again with their daughter, Flynn but without their wedding rings. Recall that Orlando disclosed that there were no hard feelings between him and Miranda, and they would still remain a family.
Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers on Friday October 25, attacked a police check point in Kaduna town, and killed one policeman and injuring another officer during a shootout. Eyewitnesses said the gunmen who were carrying sophisticated guns attacked the policemen at a check point located in Ungwan Dosa area of Kaduna North local government.
The winner of Big Brother Africa – The Chase Dillish Matthews is sharing her half nude photos with her fans scattered all over Africa. Dillish has been in Nigeria for sometime now, as she visited Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomole before going to party with fellow BBA housemate Selly at Sofa Lounge, Abuja on October 19, 2013.
Julia Blaise Blog (JBB) exclusively gathered that Gospel singer Mike Abdul, who was formerly with Midnight Crew before he went solo and recently dropped a video of his single entitled, Morire where he featured Monique the estranged wife of Pop star Rasak Lawal otherwise known as, Rasqie, has gone separate ways with his wife, Vivien Stephen Eva, who is equally a gospel singer with many singles to her credit, but was popular with her song entitled, Ijo.
Nollywood star, Genevieve Nnaji made a fashion statement at the Lagos Fashion and Design Week on Friday October 25, 2013. She stepped out in simple but very dazzling yellow dressed designed by Bridget Awosika. The Bridget Awosika design is one of the Spring/Summer 2014 dresses displayed at the fashion show.
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Edo State-born Events and Public Relations Manager-turned rap/pop artiste, Onome Uduebor a.k.a Nomzky has finally dropped the much awaited video of his second singles entitled, Fire Dey Go. The track which is a fusion of highlife and hip hop was shot in the economic capital of South Africa, Johannesburg. The superb video was directed by C.I. Jizzle, a United States-born and South African Film Academy graduate, who is considered as one of the best hands in the industry. According to a reliable source, the video is officially out and is expected to hit the urban and terrestrial stations before the end of October 2013. Meanwhile, the video will be streamed online by world-acclaimed online giant, Iroko TV owned by US-based and Forbes Magazine recognised young billionaire, Jason Njoku. Information reaching us reveal that the deal with Iroko TV has been signed and sealed by Nomzky’s record label, Solo-Dolo Musiq (S.D.M) and will run for a long time.
Miss Nigeria Trade beauty contest is here again. The 2013/2014 edition will hold on Sunday November 17, 2013. Miss Nigeria Trade is a beauty pageant like non-other which is geared towards the promotion and projection of the dynamisms of the Nigerian economy through socio- cultural festivities. The beauty contest, organized by Aseda- Imo Arts Production and PrettyDolls Modeling Agency is one which was first hosted in 2002. Since its maiden edition it has celebrated the birth and crowning of Ten (10) other beauty queens over ten (10) different seasons.
Nollywood star actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde will join with other leaders around the world at the 2013 World Innovation Summit for Education, WISE 2013. According to sources, the star actress would be delivering a speech at the event scheduled to hold in Doha, Qatar between October 29-31, 2013.
Friday, 25 October 2013
At MIPCOM event it was a great time as creators, distributors and media personalities all over the world gathered together to network, buy and sell TV contents. Nigeria had a pavilion for the first time at MIPCOM and the DG of National Broadcasting Commission, Mr Emeka Mba was fully represented and other media giants from Nigeria.